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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

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The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 42 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
64+ MP, f/1.8
64+ MP, f/1.8
5000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Amateur Photographer
Amateur Photographer

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, now that it’s been out for more than a year, offers incredible value for money for people on a tighter budget. In fact, there’s not a lot of difference between this phone, and the newer, more expensive A54, apart from a few minor differences. There is an improvement in cam...

- Joshua Waller, Amateur Photographer

Samsung proves it’s taking mid-range smartphones seriously with the new approach to the Galaxy A series. The Galaxy A53 5G is an epitome of that being in the middle of the new offerings this year. Even with the scaled back specifications, the Galaxy A53 5G has proven that the software does revolutio...

- Nur Jeevan, TechENT
Digital Trends
Digital Trends

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is a reasonably priced, reliable, pretty, and capable everyday smartphone, suited to anyone who isn’t going to be playing demanding games for hours each day and is mainly interested in the camera for photos to share with friends online. The Galaxy A52’s major downside, the...

- Andy Boxall, Digital Trends
Digital Camera World
Digital Camera World

With its improved screen, fancy new water-resistant design, 64MP camera with OIS, and solid spec sheet, the A53 5G should be a knockout 5-star phone. That said, it's sluggish sometimes, even when doing simple tasks. So while Samsung's made a cracking camera phone at a reasonable price, performance s...

- Basil Kronfli, Digital Camera World

Lag wreaks havok on this otherwise great smartphone, making it as frustrating as it is impressive.

- Basil Kronfli, Stuff

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Samsung's suggested retail price is $449.99. You can compare Galaxy A53 5G prices from around the web here on The Informr.

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Samsung backs up the Galaxy A53 5G with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G's screen size is 6.5 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

2.4 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 1280 Octa-core 2.4 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

64+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 64+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 2520 minutes, 1080 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A53 5G Specs

Release Date April 1, 2022
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 12

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Processor Samsung Exynos 1280 Octa-core 2.4 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.75 W/kg
Body: 0.8 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
64+ Megapixels, f/1.8, Wide
12+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
5+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Macro
5+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Depth
10x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
32+ Megapixels, f/2.2
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel Density 405 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 120Hz refresh rate
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Up to 25 W
Video Playback Time Up to 1080 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 1080 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 960 minutes
Talk Time Up to 2520 minutes
Standby Time Up to 14.58 days
Mixed Usage Up to 2880 minutes
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Peach
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.96 x 7.48 x 0.81 cm (6.3 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 189 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information

Will support software upgrades for four generations, and regular security updates for a minimum of five years.

Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-A536
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